Public Invited to Provide Input Regarding Draft Zoning Ordinance

Public Invited to Provide Input Regarding Draft Zoning Ordinance

TROY, NY (March 1, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden invites the public to an in-person open house that will be held on March 9th, 2022, at the Italian Community Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input and ask questions about the City’s Draft Zoning Ordinance. Final adoption of the code is anticipated for late spring 2022.

What: IN PERSON DRAFT ZONING ORDINANCE OPEN HOUSE
Date: MARCH 9, 2022
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Italian Community Center, 1450 5th Ave, Troy, NY 12180 

For more information and to access the draft Ordinance visit www.recode-troy.com.

Mayor Madden said, “Over the past months, city staff have held online community forums to present the draft Ordinance and answer questions. This open house is an opportunity for residents to meet in-person, one-on-one with city staff and the consulting planners to discuss the code and give input. The new Ordinance is long overdue, and it will provide the city with the right tools and flexibility necessary to attract equitable, responsible growth while providing comprehensive guidance to ensure that new development supports and enhances the character and diversity of our neighborhoods.”

“We received important feedback during our recent workshops, and we look forward to further feedback from the open house. This draft plan makes smart changes such as eliminating redundant zones, adding sustainability requirements including Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations and bike rack requirements, supporting green infrastructure and better storm water management, and adding architectural guidelines to encourage building design fundamentals that are compatible with the City’s character.,” said Steven Strichman, Commissioner of Planning.

“Recode Troy” is a complete update of the City’s Zoning Ordinance with modernized tools and guidance and create a code that is more user-friendly for everyone. The goal of the Ordinance is to protect and enhance community character, increase opportunities for people to live, work, and play in mixed-use neighborhoods, and support development practices that are sustainable and resilient.

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Press Contact:

Contact: Steven Strichman
Title: Commissioner of Planning and Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518- 279-7166

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